NATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE CENTER 21ST CENTURY TRUCK (21T)
DUAL USE SAFETY FOCUS
(SAE 2000-01-3426)

Paul Green

March 2000

This paper provides background and suggestions for safety research for the Armyıs 21st Century Truck program (21T). The goal of that program is to reduce large truck related fatalities by 50 percent by the year 2010. As background for the proposed research program, this paper contrasts military and civilian trucks and their drivers. Based on that information and considerations of new technology, human factors research needs are identified in the areas of:

1. driver workload measures and assessment
2. collision avoidance and warning systems
3. night vision
4. interface integration
5. baseline studies of driving
6. in-vehicle interfaces
7. alertness monitoring

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